So, where’s Woomera? Where do I find Andamooka? What kind of a lake is Lake Torrens and where is it? What about Arcoona and Andamooka stations? Where are they? Well, find me right now and you’ll soon find these outback places.
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Right now I’m camped at Lake Richardson on Arcoona station, about twenty kilometres north east of Woomera. I can see the lights of Woomera at night as I’m on the high country overlooking Lake Richardson.
It’s come up quite windy so the top of a hill isn’t the best place to be camped, but I camped here for the best Next G signal.
Although it’s quite windy, there’s little of the outback duststorm that I’ve been caught in on two previous occasions. The wind isn’t as strong yet is one reason and the soil is a bit damp from the recent good rains. But I did notice a small dust storm over by Red Lake, about lunch time.
Oh, I had a great ride yesterday afternoon around Red Lake. Nothing like what I expected. Not all that red except in the watercourse. No water except in the waterholes of the creek.
The water is slightly dirty, a good sign that it is fresh and not salt. Well, it tasted a bit salty but I guess you could drink it. It would do for stock.
I saw a couple of kangaroos and there were emu prints along the mud flats, so the native animals must think the water is OK.